Bean and Barley Soup

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Barley provides a simple addition to a no-fuss bean soup that's ready in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
tablespoon canola or soybean oil
2
small onions, sliced
2
cloves garlic, chopped
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
1
can (15 ounces) Progresso™ garbanzo beans, undrained
1
can (15 ounces) Progresso™ black beans, rinsed and drained
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1
box (9 ounces) Green Giant™ Simply Steam® frozen baby lima beans
3
cups water
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 Heat oil in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic and cumin in oil about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients except cilantro. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until lima beans are tender. Stir in cilantro.

Expert Tips

1 can (15 to 16 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained, can be substituted for the frozen lima beans.

“I’ve made it a point to drink a lot more water. I always have some at my desk and take a water bottle with me when I am on the go. I also try to get more liquids in the foods I eat, like this yummy soup.” Sherry L.

This tasty, quick soup contains many good-for-you ingredients, including barley, beans and tomatoes. These provide high fiber, heart-friendly folic acid and lots of iron that is good for the iron in your blood, and all with a reasonable amount of fat, extremely important for your overall health.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
940mg
940%;
Total Carbohydrate
81g
81%
(Dietary Fiber
18g
18%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.